Planning and Development
Fast Facts...The Department of Planning and Development:
- employs about 35 people
- has an annual budget of about $2 million, or 2% of the General Fund budget
- assesses, cleans up, and facilitates the redevelopment / reuse of potentially contaminated properties known as "brownfields"
- helps envision future uses for Jordan Valley's Quarry, East Meadows, and West Meadows areas
- helps City Council decide what uses are permitted on property within the city, and the regulations which govern development on the property
- has a website, located at www.springfieldmo.gov/planning
The Planning and Development Department primarily provides services related to the physical development of the community. The department works with citizens and other departments to plan for the orderly growth of Springfield in a variety of ways. Springfield is committed to managing growth, to efficiently and effectively using public and private resources, and to achieving a balance between public and private development goals The Planning and Development Department is divided into several offices which have separate functions and which deal with different areas of interest.
Services to the Community
- Development Review Office (Zoning & Subdivisions)
- Economic Development Office
- Neighborhood Conservation Office (NCO)
- Comprehensive Planning Office
- Works with two Boards (Board of Adjustment and The Landmarks Board) and The Planning and Zoning Commission
To improve the quality of life for current and future generations through implementation of creative planning and development strategies and effective citizen involvement.